In the august presence of Agnimitra Paul, Bali D Sanghvi, Ipshita Bhandari, Urmi Basu, Anindita Sarbadhicari the book launch of My Frozen Embryo took place. The event took place at Oxford Bookstore.
The book My Frozen Embryo is the story of a woman who wants to become a mother more than anything else in the world. However her body betrays her. The mental trauma and the societal pressures that she has to undergo for not being able to become a mother have been shown in the book. She later undergoes treatment, leading to pregnancy and becoming mother of twins.
“This is my personal story and I felt that women undergoing the same problems should face it with more confidence. The society and the family often increase your mental agony. But you will have to deal with it and keep yourself intact. I hope this book helps some women” said writer Bali D Sanghvi.
“When I disclosed that I am becoming a single mother, many were shocked and many criticized me. But at the end of the day this is my life and I will lead it on my terms. Social taboos, it seems are only made for the women. We need to push these rules away. Only then will women be less targeted in the society” said film maker Anindita Sarbadicari.
The book is readily available at Oxford Bookstore and at other book stores in the city.
On the occasion of International Women’s day 2015, Bajoria Charitable Foundation (BCF) started the first edition of Kutchina Krritika in the presence of Locket Chatterjee, Anindita Sarbadhicari and Mr. Namit Bajoria, Director, Kutchina.
The first edition of Kutchina Krritika is a first of its kind initiative that will be helping women from all walks of life. These women are those who create an impact on the lives of the underprivileged sections of the Indian society. Bajoria Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization which has been known for its brand Kutchina.
In the first edition, the non-profit organization acknowledged the works done by three women who have been fighting for various causes in the society. Manika Sarkar has been working against women trafficking, focusing mainly on child trafficking. The second individual honored was Shahina Javed who has been working towards the empowerment of adolescents and raising their awareness about domestic violence and gender discrimination. The third lady whose work was acknowledged was Tumpa Adhikary. She has been working for the children living in the red light areas.
Speaking at the occasion, Anindita Sarbadhicari said “When I became a single mother, I had no precedent. It was then that the media highly supported me. I want the media to again extend a helping hand to these women who have been doing great work in their respective fields”.
A cheque of rupees fifty thousand rupees was handed over to the three women who had fought so much against the injustices happening against women in society.
With such initiatives being undertaken by the Bajoria Charitable Foundation, we can hope that many women will be getting a helping hand and pursue their fight against injustice happening to them.